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Indianapolis Oasis Programs are on “Pause”

As we move into spring, COVID continues to impact our community. Although vaccinations are becoming more widely available, there are still a number of people affected due to the pandemic.

At this time, Indianapolis Oasis has made the decision to keep our programs on “pause” as we look at our plans for the future. Our top priority is keeping our members, volunteers, tutors and staff safe, and finding a way to provide stimulating lifelong learning and exercise classes.

FAQs

Why are Indy programs on “pause”?
As we move into spring, COVID continues to impact our community. Although vaccinations are becoming more widely available, there are still a number of people affected due to the pandemic. It is in the best interest of our members, volunteers, and staff for Oasis to cease all in-person operations at this time. We invite you to try virtual lifelong learning through classes on oasiseverywhere.org as it’s important to stay connected through this difficult time. Try an Oasis Everywhere class using the discount code INDY10 at checkout for 10% off your cart!

When will center close?
December 31, 2020

When will classes resume?
We don’t have a firm date for reopening, but we will let you know here and by email as soon as we do.

Will there be virtual classes?
You can register for virtual classes through oasiseverywhere.org

What is expected of me in the interim?
We hope you’ll take an Oasis Everywhere class, as described above. Otherwise, stay safe by wearing a mask when leaving your home, limiting trips to the store, and practice social distancing per the CDC guidelines.

How can I still help?
You can help by spreading the word about Oasis Everywhere virtual classes! Or, if you’d like to make a gift to Indianapolis Oasis you can donate online at oasisindy.org/donate

Who should I contact during hibernation?
While we “pause” our programs, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at . We will be checking messages weekly.

We advise taking social-distancing precautions that include:

  1. Avoid close conversations and maintain distance between yourself and others in both one-on-one and small group encounters.
  2. Ritualize frequent hand sanitizing and hand washing and be mindful of objects you touch often – your phone, keys, wallet – that could transfer disease even after you have self-sanitized. When possible, re-sanitize hands after touching frequently held objects AND sanitize those objects with disinfecting wipes.
  3. Avoid large gatherings when possible, and practice 1 and 2 above during and after all interactions.
  4. Health professionals recommend avoiding plane, train, and other shared travel unless absolutely necessary, and have escalated that recommendation to include all non-essential activities.
  5. At the first signs of infection, contact a health professional you trust and get evaluated. There is evidence that COVID-19 has an infection “tipping point” and early intervention leads to better outcomes.
  6. Finally: Don’t panic. If you are practicing social distancing and are engaging in good self-care, then you are unlikely to get sick. Eat well. Get sleep. Go for a long walk when the weather is nice. Continue to think about good hygiene at all times, wash your hands frequently and clean frequent touch points.

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